St Peters Churchyard Development Seeks Backing from Council

24 May 2024

Marketing Derby are urging Derby City Council planning committee members to support a new investment aimed at creating a vibrant food and beverage scene in one of St Peters Quarters key regeneration areas.

Burton Abbey Developments has proposed an outdoor artisan food and beverage market, inspired by similar markets in London and Manchester, on a currently vacant plot in St Peter’s Churchyard.

Despite the proposals being twice rejected, and with council officers recommending a third refusal ahead of the committee meeting tomorrow evening, the project has garnered strong support from the city’s business community. This includes Marketing Derby, the Derby Economic Development Advisory Committee, and the St Peters Quarter BID, all of which have submitted letters of endorsement.

Marketing Derby’s letter emphasises the strategic location of the land, highlighting its importance as a pedestrian route to the new 3,500-capacity performance venue at the regenerated Becketwell site, connecting areas such as Derbion, the bus station, and the Market Hall. The letter further notes the owner’s commitment to enhancing and repairing the boundary wall, thereby improving the area’s overall aesthetic from its current dilapidated state.

The project is also supported by respected heritage architects Lathams and historian Maxwell Craven, both of whom have conducted detailed analyses of the site.


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